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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Culture Vulture Returns to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA

...and takes in two current exhibits.

Painting the American Vision features 45 landscapes by artists of the so-called Hudson River School. The highlight of the exhibit, which runs to November 6, is Thomas Cole's  Course of Empire Series.  But fans of  Albert Bierstadt and Frederic Edwin Church, not to mention Martin Joseph Heade, will not be disappointed, since these artists are also represented.

For a change of pace,  there's Man Ray | Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism.  Running to December 4, this exhibit recounts Ray's and Miller's "brief but intense association and reveals the nature of their creative partnership ", via vintage photographs, paintings, sculpture and drawings.